Originally Posted by improvised_prepper
You assume this is a fair fight.
50+ years ago there weren't any social networks, no cell phones, no exchange of tactics sent from the other side of the world with a few clicks. There weren't foreign threats who's goal was to kill as many Americans as possible and instill fear in our citizens.
There has been and always will be threats to our nation, but back then they couldn't care less if the minority was given equal rights or not. Even if they could thwart the efforts of MLK and end integration it would have no impact on them and ultimately be a waste of their time. Now with the tyrant and his minions wanting to damn near disarm the United States our enemies have a lot to gain if we are thrown into a major conflict (which is very likely if this march goes south) with our own government.
I agree we need to finish our fight but this isn't the way to do it.
What fantasy version of US and world history did you read in school?
If memory serves, 50 years or so ago was in the 60's and Cuba was setting up ICBMs on our doorstep with Russia's help. I'm pretty sure that wasn't "just for show".
The whole "terrorism" schtick that the media and government like to hype to keep Americans fearful and dependent on mommy and daddy gubmint amounts to perhaps a few thousand killed the world over every year, if that. Stalin or Khrushchev would call that a day's work.
The rest of the world was in as much or more turmoil as anything America experienced at that time in our history. The problems we are seeing today are about energy and the fact that there's not enough of it to feed, clothe, and transport everyone and the fact that industrial automation makes a lot of manual labor (workers) superfluous.
As far as being fearful of some islamic orphans who can't read and write, you lost me. I am far, far more fearful of my doctor killing me or someone driving down the highway here in Houston than any muslim militants I may or may not encounter. In point of fact, the local drug dealers and gangs here are far more of a problem than jihadis will ever be.
In any event, the islam problem is totally fixable. We only need to stop giving them money for oil, stop stop fighting for (Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran/Saudi Arabia) or against them (Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran/Israel), stop giving them economic and military aid (Saudi Arabia/Iraq/Afghanistan), stop importing them (hard to understand what jihad is when you can't spell it and they all like to send their children over here for a real education because allah knows they'll never get one over there), and stop occupying their countries.
They consider having a foreign occupying army of the "infidels" to be an insult to "islam". The solution is simple. Either we turn that whole place over there into a glass parking lot for our tanks to slide around on or we stop messing with them and stop giving them money. Don't hold your breath on any of that happening. Whomever the real puppet master is, he likes games and he's sadistic (to both us and them).
America's number one problem, which is far more scary than terrorists, by the way can be summed up in one word: STUPID.
Which brings us to marching on DC with guns with a wannabe dictator who is afraid of his own shadow and wouldn't know which end of a gun to be on without help from Hollywood.
I call that STUPID. All of it. Protest all you want, but don't bring your rifles, torches, and pitchforks to the President's house. The only thing that can ensue is STUPID.